Realtor in Walker probe released without charges

    Andrew P. Jensen Jr., a principal with Milwaukee-based commercial real estate brokerage The Boerke Company Inc., was booked into the Milwaukee County Jail Tuesday night after he allegedly failed to cooperate with a John Doe probe.
    Jensen was released without being charged Wednesday and ordered to return to court on Jan. 25, according to WISN-Channel 12.
    Jensen was taken to the jail by an investigator with the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office, said Capt. Scott Stiff of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department.
    When asked why Jensen was taken to jail, Sheila Stanelle, senior executive assistant for Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, said, “Our office would have no comment on that at this time.”
    Jensen’s arrest is reportedly related to a John Doe investigation by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office of Gov. Scott Walker’s current and former aides. The probe began last year when a staff member working for Walker, then county executive, was caught posting online political comments during work time.
    A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office said new charges could be levied against Jensen between now and the January court appearance.
    However, the scope of the investigation grew and in September about a dozen law enforcement officers, including FBI agents, searched the Madison home of Cynthia Archer, who was previously deputy secretary in Walker’s Department of Administration. Archer was top aide to Walker while he was county executive and followed him to Madison after he won the governor’s race in November.
    Jensen joined The Boerke Company in 1986. He specializes in office property deals. He is also past chairman of the Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin (CARW).
    – BizTimes Milwaukee

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